Latino Alliance

¡Nuestras noches! 2023/24 Season

The CSO Latino Alliance 10th anniversary season celebrates Latino composers and conductors and will include celebrations, networking receptions, and opportunities for the whole family.

Una tarde en familia

Join us for a night of music, art and dance to celebrate 10 years of promoting classical music awareness, accessibility and engagement in the Latin American and Spanish-speaking communities of Chicago.

Una tarde en familiaSaturday, February 17, 2024
11:00 Carnival of the Animals concert
11:45 Orchestra Explorer activities

Join the Latino Alliance for the Carnival of the Animals performance followed by Orchestra Explorers activities presented by the Negaunee Music Institute!

Explore a variety of Orchestra Explorers activities, including a captivating chamber ensemble performance from a local music school on the first floor. Embark on a building-wide scavenger hunt and crossword puzzle with exciting prizes. On the second floor, children can enjoy an instrument petting zoo featuring percussion, flute, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, and bass. The third floor offers a creative animal masks craft activity, while the fourth floor invites participation in a bilingual Spanish/English card matching memory game. Cap off the experience on the fifth floor with a delightful "mini maestros" activity performed by a Civic woodwind quintet.

Latino Alliance tickets are $15 (concert + kids' activities) for all seating sections with promo code LAEVENTS. Click here to order now!

Your pricing will be adjusted after you have added your seats to the order. 


Join us for the following performances and Latino Alliance receptions!

Purchase a Latino Alliance Season Subscription

View the Nuestras Noches Season 10 brochure »

With this package you can choose three or more Latino Alliance season concerts to secure the best seats now, plus get access to additional benefits. Latino Alliance tickets start at $40 and your ticket includes access to special reception events associated with each performance.

Additional benefits include the opportunity to order additional select concerts at special Latino Alliance pricing and access to exclusive subscriber benefits.

(Note: While not all concert dates are available at Latino Alliance prices, you will have the opportunity to add on any other concert at subscriber add-on prices after you have finished your CYO package.)

Latino Alliance Event Gallery

Gershwin Bernstein Revueltas

About the Latino Alliance

The CSO Latino Alliance is a liaison and partner that connects the CSO with Chicago’s diverse community by creating awareness, sharing insights and building relationships for generations to come. The group encourages individuals and their families to discover and experience timeless music with other enthusiasts in concerts, receptions and educational events.

Latino Alliance members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers. See below for details on how to become a member, concert ticket offers, Latino Alliance events and more.

Latino Alliance members receive specially priced tickets for $40 or less to many concerts throughout the season!
  • Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the Latino Alliance ticket offer available. (Promo code “LA” will automatically be activated. Latino Alliance tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
  • Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
  • Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
  • Step 4: Attend the concert!

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When children’s choirs gather in school auditoriums of Latino communities at yuletide, you might expect to hear “Feliz Navidad” or “Noche de paz.” But a Venezuelan song about a little burro on its way to Bethlehem leads the pack of Spanish-language holiday favorites.
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More than 175 patrons turned out for “¡Noche de una obra maestra mexicana!,” celebrating the legacy of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, for the first event of the CSO Latino Alliance’s 10th anniversary season.
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Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, co-chair of the CSO Latino Alliance, offers a playlist — ranging from classical music to Latin pop hits — for Hispanic Heritage Month.
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"Volunteering gives you the chance to experience this wonderful art form that can become part of your life," says Latino Alliance member Juan Solana.
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Guitarist-composer Sérgio Assad has won the Latin Grammy twice in the category of best contemporary classical composition, most recently for Anido’s Portrait: I. Chacarera in 2022.
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Despite his fraught relationship with his native Argentina, the music inspired by his homeland gives composer Alberto Ginastera a place in the classical-music pantheon.
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Praised for her “rich, heartfelt orchestral sound,” “rhythmic vitality” and “raw power,” Lina González-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a singularly talented young conductor.
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At Detroit Opera, conductor Roberto Kalb is part of a leadership team that consists of Yuval Sharon, known as "opera’s disruptor in residence,” and star soprano Christine Goerke. “I can’t imagine a company that is more in touch with what it means to produce opera for modern-day audiences,” Kalb said, “or one better attuned to its community.”
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León will have her chamber music work titled "Arenas D'Un Tiempo" (1922), for cello, clarinet and piano, performed in a CSO MusicNOW concert on March 3.
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Now in his 10th season as music director of the Phoenix Symphony, Tito Muñoz has appeared with many prominent U.S. orchestras. His first exposure to classical music began at age 13 after an older cousin took up the violin. “I saw him and thought that looks cool."
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A founding member of the Buena Vista Social Club, guitarist Eliades Ochoa is one of the best Cuban soneros of all time. Known for his distinctive cowboy hat and his penchant for wearing black, he is known as “The Cuban Johnny Cash.”
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Cuban pianist-composer-bandleader Chucho Valdés singles out jazz great Dizzy Gillespie as one of his earliest influences. When he started out in the early ’60s, “I was doing a mix of Afro-Cuban and bebop,“ he recalled. “Dizzy was a real hero for me.”
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Trained in his native Nicaragua in classical piano, Donald Vega came to the United States at age 14 and began studies at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Vega now performs internationally as the pianist for bassist Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio.
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